WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Thank you so much for your help at Merry Christmas Wonderland! We could not do this event without you! We know this will be impactful on the city of Bakersfield, as you reach out to this community with love and hope!
See below the list of opportunities to get involved in Merry Christmas Wonderland, with a short description for each area. If you can't decide between the many fun areas, don't worry- You can volunteer in a different area each night! Or keep it simple and go for the "OG" title in the same area! The possibilities are endless!
Not sure where to plug yourself in? Don't worry! We can help with that!
Oversight of individual themed rooms inside the tent, helping make sure cast, props, and items are restocked and flowing each night of the event.
We need 25 ministry volunteers at the event each night to sit down and talk one on one to people in need of prayer and encouragement. You will receive prayer requests, have an opportunity to minister, pray, and lead someone to Christ. We will also need several leaders each evening in the ministry area for directional assistance.
Our cast is made up of 45 positions. Positions include helpers, full nativity scene, Santa, Mrs. Claus, and more. All costumes and makeup provided. You will need to be available from start to finish, on event nights. Drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the night. You must attend one of the upcoming volunteer meetings at the tent.
Makeup & Wardrobe-
Many of the cast members will have specific makeup. You will be trained to work with the Christmas Wonderland staff on how to apply theatrical makeup all through the evening. You will also help to distribute costumes to all cast members. Assist with all things costume-related.
Love to setup Christmas decor? This area is just for you! Setting up and decorating Christmas trees, room décor, props, etc. Also, touch-ups throughout event dates.
Hospitality & Concessions-
Assist in the distribution of snacks and drinks to all volunteers throughout the night. You will also sell snacks and drinks to the people outside and inside.
Security & Captains-
15 security men/women are needed each night to monitor each room as people walk through, and to maintain traffic outside in the parking lot. They will assist in each room. They will also assist in monitoring the lines waiting to enter. All radios and security vests are provided. In addition to attending the volunteer meeting, Security also has a mandatory training date TBD before opening night.
Men to stay overnight with the tent, to secure it while it is set up in your city.
Work at the entrance ticket booth to sell tickets each date of the event.
Love to entertain? We need you! Choirs, bands, dance teams, drama teams, performers and M.C.’s for the outside entertainment stage on event dates.
A/V, Sound & Lighting-
You will assist in a wide range of sound and tech related jobs. Helping the tech director with the snow machines and speakers for each room. You will assist with all 100+ lights and wiring throughout the production.
Working with small animals for the petting zoo, stables area, etc.
Tent Setup & Tear Down Crew-
Set up the tent and Christmas Wonderland set/Tear down and load-out at the end.
Merry Christmas Wonderland is open for 22 nights. We have included a calendar with our open dates and times below.
Volunteers will need to arrive 45 minutes before opening for training and instruction.
On the event dates, we ask that volunteers work the entire shift we are open.
Fill out the Interest Form below with your contact information and area you are interested in volunteering. You will have the opportunity to sign up for the dates you would like to volunteer at our Volunteer Meeting.
For any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at:
We look forward to working with you, as we all make a powerful lasting impact city-wide in Bakersfield!